About This Listing
Please read my ENTIRE description before booking. It is very honest. If you are a young liberal person from Brooklyn, you will probably be happy. If you are conservative retired couple you will not!! I welcome dogs and do not charge a cleaning fee so obviously I am not a neat freak. I clean the place and the towels and sheets and dishes will be clean but you may see an occasional dust bunny or cobweb in a book shelf. That sort of thing. Also, my kitchen linoleum and bathtub are from 1980 something. My kitchen cabinets are hideous and not in wonderful shape. The immediate outside neighborhood is extremely safe but run down looking.
That being said, the good points: A short walk to Main street, this bright and sunny one bedroom in a renovated old warehouse storage building for the railroad, is just yards from the entrance to the rail trail which extends 12 flat miles through New Paltz to Gardner. Lots of scenic hikes branch off the trail nearby. Building is located next to trestle, pictured ( It is open!)) on very small road. I believe it is already possible to take the rail trail over the trestle all the way to Kingston to the north and I know you can go all the way to Gardner, through New Paltz, to the south. ((website hidden)). Apartment has high ceilings, exposed beams, and lots of sun. Private entrance. Full EIK, kitchen table for two, microwave , gas stove, coffee maker, toaster. Cable and wi fi. Lots of cool books and vintage stuff. Comfortable new full size futon on sturdy wood frame with good foam topper. I did have one couple say it was too small and one couple left early because their back hurt. I'm 48 and find it really comfortable but I can sleep on the floor. My tv and microwave are both old but work fine.
. Shop at great vintage store, Soiled Doves. Then rent a bike at Favata's and head down the trail. In the evening, have some dinner and live music at the Rosendale Cafe or see a movie at the Theater. It is host to part of the Woodstock Film Festival. Several other shops, galleries and restaurants on Main st. to visit. Half hour to Woodstock, hour to Hunter Mt., 20 min to Mohonk, 10 min to New Paltz. I have provided a list of recommended stores and eateries and some hand drawn maps of good hikes to take right out the door.
This apartment is in the building adjacent to the parking lot used to access the trail and has parking for two vehicles in front of the apartment entrance in rear of building. The parking lot is now closed to the public so it is a nice advantage to have parking so close. Apt is about one mile from bus stop that goes to and from Port Authority.
Quiet neighborhood. More than 2 people possible but they would need to bring sleeping gear as I don't recommend the option of the pull out couch. It is not comfortable. Also, my television is only for watching in bed. If watching television is important for you, you may want to rent a place with a living room TV! Other drawbacks: no porch, no yard, no hot tub, no gorgeous view from my place (although the view out of the windows isn't at all bad). . I welcome dogs No barkers or chewers, please. No tobacco inside house please!! My place seems to appeal to younger people. I am middle aged but very immature. I am an artist and I have some weird art (not sexual) so not for those with conservative taste.
Interaction with Guests
As much as they want or none.
No smoking tobacco inside. Quiet after 10. Pets possible. No loud noise, no destructive dogs. Please clean up after yourself so I don't need to add a clean up fee. No Satan worship. Seitan worship ok.
Love Gretchen's place. The location and town are just great. Around the corner and you're hiking a wonderful rail trail. A fun walk down the hill under the trestle and you're in a lovely town with great coffee, food and community. The apartment is simple, quiet, clean, relaxed, and has some fun decor and many lovely touches. We felt welcome with our pup at her home and just about everywhere we went. Recommended.
This location can't be beat! Literally one driveway away from the rail trail and the trestle! Cute apartment and good value. Everything worked fine and was easy.
Gretchen has a lovely apartment in Rosendale that has a bedroom, small living room area and a kitchen. She was accommodating with our late arrival time and the fact that we were traveling with our three dogs. Very pet friendly. The apartment itself was clean, she left us towels and even inquired if there was anything she could pick up for us to have for breakfast the following morning. Highly recommended and would be happy to stay again.
Gretchen's Response was timely. Very cute apartment. Right on the rail trail in the quaint town of rosendale. Would recommend to couples, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to enjoy the country without breaking the bank.
Gretchen's place has a beautiful country vibe. It's full of fun retro oddities, and close to a bunch of cool stuff. No complaints at all!
This apartment really is RIGHT next to the rail trail. It's as funky and friendly as Rosendale itself. Gretchen made me, my S.O. and our pup feel extremely welcome.
Gretchen was awesome! My boy and I really enjoyed inhabiting her space for our short stay. Loved the rail trail nearby; she told us about the abandoned mine. It was so freaking gorgeous. He house was clean and well-equipped. We felt quite at home. Only briefly met her and her adorable puppies, but the interaction was lovely! I would stay with her again.
Highly rated and great people. Not just coffeeMain Street NY 12472
Good people. Good food at reasonable price. Not everything on menu is consistently good but the service is consistently bad! Well meaning, friendly but don’t go if you are in a hurry!Main Street NY 12472
Bike rental and repair. Dont be afraid of Greta , the Rottweiler. She is a cupcake.Main Street NY 12472
Good food. Great BloodyMary! Cool decor. Does not take credit cards. ATM.New York 213 High Falls NY 12440